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neurotransmitter


Some researchers think people who like exercise have different neurotransmitter levels in their brain.
  a chemical that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse (the space between two nerve cells)
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  • Some researchers think people who like exercise have different neurotransmitter levels in their brain.
  • I’d worked out how to quit for good, if I wanted to: steep taper, seven day timetable, plenty of loperamide; magnesium supplements and free form amino acids to replenish my burnt-out neurotransmitters; protein powder, electrolyte powder, melatonin (and weed) for sleep as well as various herbal tinctures and potions my fashion intern swore by, licorice root and milk thistle, nettles and hops and black cumin seed oil, valerian root and skullcap extract.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Nicotine appears to do exactly the same thing with the other two key neurotransmitters — dopamine and norepinephrine.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • A mood is a compound of neurotransmitters: Too much acetylcholine, not enough serotonin, and you’ve got a depression.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted

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  • The drug specifically interacts with neurotransmitters in the brain that are related to the fear of death.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • In the case of schizophrenia, research points to a biological brain disorder involving any number of abnormalities—including irregular function of a neurotransmitter called dopamine—that could create hallucinations and distort reality.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Those neurotransmitters are sputtering, teasing out his anger, insecurity, paranoia.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Every emotion or sensation has its own neurotransmitters.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • For example, depression is believed to be the result, at least in part, of a problem in the production of certain key brain chemicals, in particular the neurotransmitters known as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
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Associated words [difficulty]:   neurotransmitter [8] , neurotic [3] , neural [6] , SSRIs [7] , serotonin [7] , dopamine [8]
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